Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

McMinnville

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In a Nutshell

  • 100+ aircrafts & space artifacts
  • World Famous "Spruce Goose"
  • Guided and self-guided tours
  • Kids 4 and under enter for free

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From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon for half off admission to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville. Depending on the age and head count of your flight crew (kids four years old and under always enter free), choose one of the following options:

  • $20 for two adult museum passes (a $40 value)
  • $38 for two adult museum passes (a $40 value) and two youth museum passes (a $36 value) or one adult museum pass (a $20 value) and three youth museum passes (a $54 value) (up to a $76 combined value)

Each museum pass includes entrance to the Aviation Museum, the Space Museum, and the Captain Michael King Smith Firearms Collection. A Space Museum ticket includes one free ride on the Evergreen Biplane (a ride for children 24 to 48 inches tall).

A lofty landscape, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum boasts more than 100 historic aircraft and space artifacts that have traversed both the earthly atmosphere and the beauteous reaches of outer space. Wide-eyed guests get an ocular workout upon greeting the world famous "Spruce Goose", a mammoth aircraft that's wider than a football field and taller than an entire football team sharing one humungous trench coat. After a fun-filled flight in the aviation wing, launch into the Space Museum, where astronauts-to-be can behold artifacts such as lunar modules, stars trapped in marmalade jars, satellites, and rocket engines. Navigation of both museum sectors is aided by an enthusiastic lineup of docents that assist in both guided and self-guided tours.

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum began as an inspired inception in the mind of Captain Michael King Smith, an Oregon-raised pilot who served in the Oregon Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force, among others. Before his passing in 1995, Captain Smith helped to actualize this soaring sanctuary that combines an aircraft hanger, artifact gallery, and patriotic memorial to form an appreciative amalgamation of science, technology, and other distinctly human achievements, such as the invention of lightning.

This Groupon is valid for museum passes only and excludes after-hours events.

Reviews

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is a Frommer's Very Highly Recommended destination. It grabs a 4.5-star average from Yelpers and an average of four stars from four Insider Pagers:

  • If you've ever built a model plane, chances are you'll see the real thing here. Military veterans work the museum and they are more than happy to share stories about what you are seeing…There is an impressive collection of firearms on the second floor, and the best view you will get of the Spruce Goose. – Dan G., Yelp
  • We were so impressed, not just by the Spruce Goose but also by the planes, aviation memorabilia from private enterprise and military events, as well as the U. S. space exploration items that we've been back three times since. – M M R., Yelp

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum preserves one of the greatest achievements of humankind: harnessing the power of flight. Across its open hangars sprawl aircraft of every era —from replicas of the earliest Wright Flyer to an SR-71 Blackbird capable of speeds greater than 2,000 miles per hour.

  • Size: Each building is 120,000 square feet with hangars filled with civilian and military planes; NASA space craft; a large-format digital 3D theater; and the 70,000 square foot indoor Wings
  • Eye Catcher: a real Boeing 747 aircraft that sits on the roof, and even has a slide built into its structure
  • Crown Jewel: The Spruce Goose. Famously designed by Howard Hughes, this WWII-era plane was built out of wood due to wartime restrictions on metals. It flew only once.
  • Don't Miss: an unflown capsule from the Mercury space program
  • Hidden Gem: Titan II Missile explore this large booster rocket from inside its missile silo, and then experience the excitement of a simulated launch sequence from the launch room
  • Hands-On Activities: In addition to slides and leisure pools, there are more than 20 interactive educational exhibits focused on the power of water.
  • Pro Tip: Tell the Museum staff how long you want to spend in the Museum; they'll help you plan an itinerary that best fits your schedule.
  • Special Program: guided tours by volunteer docents, many of whom are veteran pilots

Customer Reviews

We really enjoyed our visit on a late morning early afternoon Tuesday visit. There were few other visitors and we just took our leisurely time looking around and viewing the movie we had time for. The macaroni and cheese with ham from the concessionaire was very good, too.
Kathie O. · a day ago
Great day
Bill S. · 6 days ago
incredible museum and friendly staff and volunteers
Patrick T. · 6 days ago
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    McMinnville

    500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way

    McMinnville, Oregon 97128

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